Children aged 7 and above can now obtain permits to enter holy mosques

Friday, February 25, 2022

JEDDAH — The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced on Friday that children aged 7 and above can now obtain a permit to enter the two holy mosques provided the Tawakkalna application shows their health status as “immune” to ensure their safety.

The ministry has said anyone within Saudi Arabia wishing to perform Umrah is required to obtain a permit from the “Eatmarna” or “Tawakkalna” applications on the condition that their health status on the app is “immune” and the beneficiary’s data must be updated in the “Absher” system.

The ministry stressed that permits for recurrent Umrah will be issued once every 10 days. When asked whether this arrangement will continue during the holy month of Ramadan, the ministry clarified that any updates regarding the recurrent performance of Umrah will be announced in due course.